Paul Page, who served in the Royal Protection Command from 1998 until 2004, alleged that Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured at a wedding with the Duke in Salisbury in 2000 in newly resurfaced photos) made several secret trips to Buckingham Palace (top right) to meet with the Duke of York. He said that the female guests wouldn't sign the Palace's gate book and royal protection officers would even drive them home, or face an angry Andrew who'd become 'abusive' if challenged. Maxwell has been accused of acting as a 'Madam' and recruiting girls to become 'sex slaves' for disgraced paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, though she has denied the claims.The Duke of York is also under intense scrutiny over his close relationship with Epstein (pictured at this house bottom right).
Airline bosses 'flew an EMPTY aircraft 123 miles to Norfolk to pick up unwitting Prince William and Kate because they wanted Flybe branding on royal journey - not smaller partner airline'
Kate and William were initially praised for taking a standard £73-a-head flight but it was revealed that Flybe flew two empty flights just so that the royals would be seen on their plane. It ordered an Embraer 145 jet to be flown from its Humberside HQ especially for the trip. The other aircraft which should have taken them to Scotland, and had brought an earlier load of passengers from Aberdeen to Norwich as part of its regular shuttle service, took off from Norfolk empty around 45 minutes later, according to official flight records. It is understood that the two empty flights would be responsible for an extra 4.5 tons of carbon emissions. The revelations come as the Duke and Duchess were criticised for taking four private jet jaunts in 11 days.
Tragic 21-year-old grandson of Glencore mining magnate killed himself after split from his socialite Tatler model girlfriend
Kai Schachter-Rich, 21, was dating 20-year-old Lady Lola Crichton-Stuart (pictured together), daughter of the 7th Marquess of Bute. The couple enjoyed a glamorous lifestyle posting glossy images of parties, art shows and globetrotting jaunts on Instagram. But investigators suspect Mr Schachter-Rich could not face life without his girlfriend. His body was found at his north London home. A toxicology report found Mr Schachter-Rich was drunk when he died but not incapacitated. Traces of ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis were also found in his body, although they did not contribute to his death.
How would YOU feel if your privately educated daughter got more than 30 tattoos including the school motto across her CHEST? BBC presenter father David Harper speaks out after asking for a fee refund
Hetti Harper, 23, (left) has lost count of the number of tattoos she has. Her father David Harper, 52, presenter of TV's Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip, (pictured with his daughter right) hoped each tattoo she got would be the last. Hetti, a singer in rock band, even has an inking of the motto of the private school she attended on her chest in Latin (inset). 'Parvis Imbutus Tentabis Grandia Tutus' roughly translates as: 'When you are steeped in little things, you shall safely attempt great things'.
Boris Johnson will tell Donald Trump that the NHS is off the table in post-Brexit US-UK trade deal as he makes his debut on the world stage at the G7 summit in France
The Prime Minister will warn Donald Trump that the NHS and animal welfare standards will not be on the table in trade talks when they meet tomorrow. Boris Johnson will tell the US President they need to strike the 'right deal' as they have breakfast on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. US officials had suggested signing a series of mini-trade deals with the UK following Brexit, but it is understood Mr Johnson favours one comprehensive agreement.
Donald Trump opens G7 summit with a slap at fellow leaders, calling them 'friends of mine, for the most part' but not in '100 percent of the cases'
Donald Trump threw shade at some of America's closest partners on Friday evening, mere hours before he'd see them in Biarritz at the Group of Seven summit.
Biarritz ring of steel: Police clash with protesters as armed officers patrol the coast and even sweep the beach for MINES while G7 leaders start to arrive for summit
Leaders of the Group of Seven countries arrive on Saturday to discuss issues including the struggling global economy and climate change in Biarritz. French authorities have been tightening security in the beach resort ahead of the meeting. Police were seen arresting anti-G7 protesters near the site of the summit (pictured bottom centre), with gendarmerie boats seen patrolling off the resort's coast (bottom right). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (bottom left) touched down in the seaside town earlier this evening, and police snipers were seen on rooftops ahead of his arrival (inset right). Authorities could be seen breaking up a makeshift barricade erected by demonstrators at a tent camp near Hendaye, France, as protesters clashed with police ahead of the summit (top).
The Queen's August horribilis: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plunge from favour, the Jeffrey Epstein affair and Sarah Ferguson AND Zara Tindall compromised... not since the early 1990s has the monarch seen her family tarnished so badly
PENNY JUNOR: The Queen (left) must have a sickening feeling of deja vu as she sits at Balmoral this summer and watches the good name of her family, yet again, being dragged through the mud. It was at the same time, same place, in the summer of 1992, when lewd pictures of the Duchess of York, newly separated from Prince Andrew, was snapped apparently having her toes sucked by her 'financial adviser'. Now, the Duke of York's extraordinarily ill-judged relationship with the odious, multi-millionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (inset together left), Harry and Meghan private plane controversy (pictured right) and Zara Tindall's murky role as a director for Hong Kong businessman Dr Johnny Hon (inset right with Sarah Ferguson), have led to a string of bad press for the royals.
Drunken scantily-clad revellers hit the booze to kick off a blistering hot Bank Holiday weekend before collapsing on the pavement in heaps
Hundreds of party-goers were spotted in Blackpool and Birmingham last night as they enjoyed the first evening of the summer bank holiday weekend. As they left the clubs in the early hours of this morning they appeared to have had a good time, but some showed the effects of the night's alcohol intake more than others. One woman is carried home by friends (top left) while others pass out in the street (bottom left) or had to be supported by friends (top right). At one point two men were seen in the road with their arms around each other as revellers looked on (bottom right).
News in brief: BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty displays her toned legs in denim hotpants as she steps out of the studio and into the sunshine
She is always perfectly presented in sophisticated ensembles when hosting the BBC Breakfast show. But Naga Munchetty showcased her more casual side on Friday morning, as she stepped out of the BBC's Media City studios in Manchester. The BBC breakfast presenter, 44, appeared ready for the sunshine as she kept it very casual in a grey vest top and a pair of stone wash denim shorts.
Prince Andrew faces claims he 'has had more than 1,000 lovers' amid furore over his links to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew has had more than 1,000 lovers according to close friends, but has not slept with any teenagers, as he faces more allegations following the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew has faced intense scrutiny in recent weeks after his close relationship with billionaire paedophile Epstein was revealed, even after the disgraced financier was jailed for sleeping with an underage girl. However, while admitting that sex is 'a big thing' in Prince Andrew's life, a close friend has insisted that he is 'not into young girls'. The source added that the Duke of York has balanced a 'playboy' lifestyle with his royal duties and responsibilities to his family. Pictured from left to right: Prince Andrew with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Andrew inset with US actress Koo Stark who he once dated, Bond girl Katie Rabett who was romantically linked to Andrew and former Miss UK and Bond Girl Carolyn Seaward who was also linked to the Duke.
Prince Andrew 'fears never being able to return to America': Royal is worried about Jeffrey Epstein multi-million dollar lawsuits in the US, say associates after his paedophile friend committed suicide in prison
The Duke of York (pictured left with Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell) has told friends he fears never being able to return to the US with the Jeffrey Epstein (right) case hanging over his head. Andrew has not set foot in the country since early 2017 and sources say plans to launch a business initiative there later this year have been put on ice. According to the Mail's sources, the prince is concerned about being drawn into civil proceedings brought by some of paedophile Epstein's many victims. At least five women who say they were abused by the financier have filed lawsuits against his £458million estate after he was found hanged in his New York prison cell on August 10 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Rod Stewart's debt to four very wise women: AMANDA PLATELL says the rocker, 74, is teaching other men to respect the estranged mothers of their children
AMANDA PLATELL: What could be more symbolic of the Do Ya Think I'm Sexy rocker's colourful life than a photo of him alongside four of the five women with whom he has fathered eight children. Pictured: Left inset, Rod Stewart with his current wife Penny Lancaster and their children Alastair and Aiden. Main image, ex-wife Alana Stewart, current wife Penny Lancaster, Kelly Emberg and ex-wife Rachel Hunter. Top right, Sean Stewart, Kimberly Stewart, Ruby Stewart, Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart. Right inset, Rod Stewart with ex-wife Kelly Emberg. Bottom right, Rod Stewart with ex-wife Rachel Hunter and their children Renee and Liam.
Blistering Britain set for a £2billion bank holiday boost as 8.6million people plan a staycation with record-breaking temperatures tipped to hit 91F
The figures, from tourist body Visit England's August Trip Tracker survey, are the highest since the research began in its current form in 2012. The number of trips has increased by 66 per cent in four years, with 5.1million staycations over the August bank holiday weekend in 2015. It comes as temperatures could reach 33C (91F) in parts of southern England tomorrow as warm and sunny weather covers the country. Patricia Yates of Visit England said: 'It is great to see that more Brits are planning a holiday at home this long weekend and will be out enjoying the outstanding destinations right on our doorstep.' Pictured: Top image shows sunseekers on the beach at Woolacombe in Devon. Bottom left shows three girls relaxing at Leeds Festival. Bottom right shows a man reclining in a pair of speedos in Bournemouth on a scooter.
Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer is spotted kissing her 60-year-old fashion tycoon lover Michael Lewis in St Tropez
RICHARD EDEN: Lady Kitty Spencer (pictured) has raised eyebrows among her social set through her romance with Michael Lewis, a fashion tycoon 32 years her senior. But these photographs from the French Riviera prove their relationship is anything but a passing fancy. Princess Diana's 28-year-old niece was seen kissing Lewis after leaving Club 55 in St Tropez. 'They are a happy couple,' I am told.
Day trip to atrocity: Minute-by-minute account of Lord Mountbatten's murder 40 years after one of Britain's greatest war heroes was blown up by IRA cowards
Lord Mountbatten was on holiday on the west coast of Ireland when he died. He was on board his converted fishing boat with his family on the trip in 1979 when the attack happened. His 15-year-old grandson and his boatman also died in the bomb blast. The IRA had repeatedly threatened to assassinate Mountbatten to which he was heard to declare: 'Who the hell would want to kill an old man anyway?'
Laughing thugs shoot an escaped WALLABY and leave the animal fighting for its life at a playground near Windsor Castle
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Armed with catapults, the thugs chased the terrified macropod through a Windsor park before pelting it with lead projectiles and leaving it sprawling on the grass. And as the wallaby lay twitching on the ground, one of the five youths, believed to be aged 15, said: 'He's shot the kangaroo. The lead shot busted it. Kill it boys, it's wicked.' The appalling act of cruelty, which happened near a children's playground in Dachet, Berkshire, has left the wallaby fighting for its life with only a 50 per cent chance of surviving its wounds.
Terminal lung cancer-stricken Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell pins her hopes on a 'miracle cure' almost three years after being given just eight months to live
Emmerdale's Leah Bracknell [Left and in the soap, inset] revealed she still hopes for an 'impossible miracle, after she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in October 2016. Speaking to The Mirror on Friday, the 55-year-old actress [pictured with her partner Jez Hughes, right] admitted that she remained hopeful after defying the odds when she was told she had just eight months to live. Discussing her positive attitude, she explained: 'People think, "Oh, she's crazy", but I believe in thinking outside the box. Medical science is an amazing thing and it is keeping me alive, but it has limitations because it is to do with the logical mind.
Jair Bolsonaro jokes around as the Amazon burns: Brazilian President takes selfies with troops as massive protests gather in Rio de Janeiro
Activists demonstrated during protests in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo against the Brazilian government's handling of the Amazon crisis. Jair Bolsonaro has now authorised the use of the military to fight Amazon fires. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions to assist in putting out fires for a month, according to a presidential decree. The armed forces will collaborate with public security and environmental protection agencies, the decree says. Bolsonaro's office confirmed that he had signed it. He was today seen trying on a beret, posing for a selfie and grinning as he received military honours during a ceremony for Soldier Day at the Brazilian Army Headquarters in Brasilia. Pictured top and inset top left: Bolsonaro at Soldier Day. Inset right: Amazon fires. Bottom: Activists demonstrate during a protest against the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jair Bolsonaro is forced into action over Amazon wildfire by global outrage as he sends in the Army while a huge American 747 firefighting plane arrives in Bolivia
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro did not say when the armed forces would get involved, but said 'that's the plan' and suggested that action could be imminent. Mr Bolsonaro has previously described rainforest protections as an obstacle to economic development, sparring with critics who note that the Amazon produces vast amounts of oxygen and is considered crucial in efforts to contain global warming. Neighbouring Bolivia and Paraguay have also struggled to contain fires that swept through woods and fields and, in many cases, got out of control in high winds after being set by residents clearing land for farming. On Friday, a B747-400 SuperTanker (inset) arrived in Bolivia to help with the fire-fighting effort. Pictured top, bottom centre and bottom right: The blaze that has engulfed the Amazon in recent days. Bottom left: A map showing every fire that's started across Brazil since August 13, 2019, according to Global Forest Watch.
Jury takes just six hours to find Florida 'Stand Your Ground' shooter Michael Drejka GUILTY of manslaughter for killing an unarmed black man in a row over a disabled parking spot
Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' shooter has been found guilty of manslaughter in the killing of Markeis McGlockton, a jury has decided. McGlockton was shot and killed by Michael Drejka during a July 2018 dispute over a disabled person's parking spot at a Clearwater convenience store. Drejka admitted to shooting McGlockton last year, but his defense team had tried to argue it was a case of self-defense at trial. He will be sentenced October 10 and faces a minimum of nine-and-a-half-years in prison and a maximum of 15 years. The 49-year-old had been arguing with McGlockton's girlfriend for parking in a disabled spot outside a food store in Clearwater, Florida. He did not have anyone in his vehicle and is not disabled himself but he said seeing people abusing handicap spots upset him.
Londoners mock Taylor Swift's new song 'London Boy' for its rose-tinted view of a stroll through the British capital and point out: 'if you walk through Camden Market you'll see human faeces in phone boxes'
Taylor Swift has been mocked relentless by Brits (inset) over the lyrics to her song London Boy, off new album Lover, which apparently reveals her rose-tinted view of the city. Swift mentions her love of the West End (top centre), nights in Brixton (bottom centre) and walking through Camden Market (bottom right) without referring to how busy the market is and how nights in the West End and Brixton often lead to people looking the worse for wear. Swift, who wrote the song about British boyfriend of two years Joe Alwyn (pictured together left in Highgate in February), also says you can 'find her in the pub' in London without mentioning how difficult it is to do that in a busy watering hole in the capital. It led to a deluge of jokes made at her expense on social media today.
Fleet of fancy! Ukrainian billionaire Yuriy Kosiuk's £150m superyacht arrives off Devon coast - followed by another boat to carry his helicopter and motor launches
Yuriy Kosiuk, 51, was reportedly on board the 285ft cruiser known as ACE (pictured) as it sailed passed the south coast. It can reportedly accommodate 12 guests in six cabins and also has a sauna, spa and lavish swimming pool. Mr Kosiuk is said to have a net worth of over £1billion, according to an estimate by Forbes in March 2016.
Former Page 3 Girl LINDA LUSARDI reveals her devastation at losing her father to dementia after he started hitting his car with a watering can while her mother was inside
Linda Lusardi's much-loved father, Nello, (pictured together top left) suffered with Alzheimer's from the age of 82. She said that seeing the change in him broke her heart and thinking about it still reduces her to tears. Her mother Lila (bottom left with her husband) is now 86. The former Page 3 girl (right) said she was in no doubt that had her father lived longer, they would have joined the many families who have had to sell their homes to fund their care.
Hang on.. they're all star bakers already! From a fondant with fries to a macaroon masterpiece, how this year's Great British Bake Off contestants are real showstoppers
ALISON BOSHOFF: An illusion cake which resembles a McDonald's take-away. Another which looks like a full English breakfast. A pale pink pavlova meringue wreath smothered in edible flowers and spiked with shards of honeycomb. And - most staggering of all - a three-dimensional church made out of nothing more than simple white piped icing. The 13 bakers, most of them young, appear to be extremely accomplished, not to say borderline professional.
First look: Disney's Lady And The Tramp live-action 'reimagining' debuts with lead dogs voiced by Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux
It's undeniable that Disney's animated classics hold a special place for filmgoers of all ages. Which is why the studio has begun the profitable practice of re-imagining those classics in live-action, with the help of CGI, as is the case with its upcoming release of Lady And The Tramp. The trailer for the film dropped on Friday, and many of the most beloved moments from the original are present, plate of spaghetti included.
On holiday with the Beckhams! Victoria cosies up to David and (a rather terrified) Harper goes parasailing as they share charming snaps from their lavish family getaway to Italy
They have been enjoying time together as a family during a luxurious breakaway to Italy. And David and Victoria Beckham looked happier than ever as they cosied up to one another onboard a yacht as they continued to document their idyllic trip to Puglia on Thursday.
Actually, we WERE amused! Charming black and white photographs show the Victorians casting off their stern image and smiling... and even the Queen herself manages a cheeky grin for the cameras
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, an author and professor of ancient history at Cardiff University, posted the images (pictured) on his Twitter page - and even found one of the notoriously stony Queen Victoria grinning (inset). The pictures, which would likely have been taken on a bellows camera between the 1850s and end of the century, show people from all walks of life, including housemaids, gentlemen, and, of course, the monarch herself.
Gold-clad Spanish bullfighter winces in pain as he is gored in the groin during Basque culture celebration
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Paco Urena was pictured tussling with the animal as part of the Semana Grande (Big Week) fair in Bilbao, Basque Country, northern Spain yesterday. A photographer captured the moment the bull gored Mr Urena at the Vista Alegre bullring, during the Semana Grande festival which runs for August 17 to 25. The bullfighter, clad in a shimmering gold-coloured jacket and vibrant orange tights, can be seen making a pained expression as the bull lunges its horn between his legs as he seems to lose grasp of his archetypal red cape. Mr Urena had also been pictured smiling as he held two bull's ears as trophies (inset).
'Gang riot' caught on video: The shocking moment an SUV rams a BMW and leaves the woman inside screaming for help after yobs with baseball bats invaded Yorkshire suburb
Blood-curdling screams were heard at 2am today on Fir Parade in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury. A witness said the incident was like a 'riot' with cars rammed, houses smashed and people carrying bats. A 17-year-old girl and two others ended up in hospital needing treatment. Shocking footage shows a grey Jeep smashing into a BMW leaving a woman trapped and screaming for help.
Outrage as smirking wife of £200,000-a-week Man City star Riyad Mahrez is filmed driving at high speed on a motorway with her FEET on the dashboard
Rita Mahrez is seen smirking slyly at the camera while her car is on cruise control. She has one hand on the steering wheel with the other resting casually on her outstretched leg.The 25-year-old former model was slammed as 'reckless' by other drivers who witnessed the dangerous stunt. One told MailOnline: 'She could have killed someone. It was so dangerous. It needs exposing. She clearly thinks she can do whatever she wants and to hell with the consequences. He added: 'She was putting every single person on the road around her at risk.' Motoring organisations also criticised the mother-of-two after viewing the video.
And you think you've had a rough day! Hilarious before and after photographs reveal the toll the first day back at school took on one five-year-old girl
Glasgow schoolgirl Lucie Falconer, five, looked bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ahead of her first day back at school. In a photo taken by her mother Jillian, she showed off her beaming smile looking neat and tidy in her uniform (left). But just hours later she came home looking dishevelled and haggard in a hilarious after photo taken again by her mother. In the picture, a tired-looking Lucie lugs her unicorn backpack by its strap (right). The schoolgirl's ribbon is out of place, her tie undone and her socks uneven. The mother-of-four said: 'I did say to her, "What did you do today?" and got usual reply all children give, "Oh, nothing much".
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